The City of Toronto is reviewing the bylaw governing Body Rub Parlours and Holistic Centres. Attend public consultations and stakeholder meetings from March 4 – March 19, 2019 and share your feedback on developing updates to the bylaw.


Please note: New applications for new body rub parlour locations are not being accepted. Application requirements are shared for reference purposes only.

Body rub parlours are any place where non-medical or non-therapeutic massaging services are provided by someone other than registered massage therapists, or other licensed or registered holistic practitioners.

Those who own or operate body rub parlours are required to have a Body Rub Parlour licence. Those who provide services are required to obtain a Body Rubber licence.

Body Rub Parlour Licence

A licence is required to operate a body rub parlour.

Body Rubber Licence

Those who provide services are required to obtain a body rubber licence.